No presentations or workshops are currently scheduled, due to a heavy school load this year.
Washington Weather Forecast for Climbers
My friends Luca and Ephrat have created a wonderful mountain weather matrix which shows the 5-day NOAA point forecast for various locations in the US. As they are Californians, they mostly have CA locations, HERE. Since I cannot run .php on googlesites, they have generously created a PNW-oriented version HERE, for which I provided the data points for various climbing locations in Washington. This is very handy for seeing multiple weather forecasts all at once to help choose the weekend climbing destination. Gone are the days of obsessive refreshing of a slew of NOAA point forecast tabs!
Aerial/Night Photo Calendar
Every Christmas I make a calendar for my friends and family. This year the theme of the calendar is "Fire Lookouts of the North Cascades," containing 13 carefully selected high-quality images of fire lookouts perched on rugged Cascades summits. The selection encompasses a variety of aerial and night and other unique photos taken during all seasons of the year. Here is a page devoted to fire lookouts of WA.
The calendars are large format and professionally printed by Apple. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in acquiring a calendar(s). I order the calendars from Apple on an individual basis and get them directly shipped to your address. The calendar can be ordered at any time, and can be even be customized to span any range of months (for example, June 2013-June 2014).
Photos by month:
JAN: Lookout Mountain LO
FEB: Sourdough LO
MAR: Three Fingers LO
APR: Pilchuck LO
MAY: Goat Peak LO
JUN: Slate Peak LO
JUL: Three Fingers LO
AUG: Hidden Lake LO
SEP: Three Fingers LO
OCT: Mebee Pass LO (before & after restoration)
NOV: Desolation LO
DEC: Winchester LO
(I also still offer a 2014 version of last year's calendar, where each month is an aerial photograph of a Cascades summit taken during that month.)
Quick Link to Night Photography
Here's a quick link to my page on night photography, which gives lots of photos as well as a technical discussion on the physics of night photography.
This is one of my first articles - titled Following in my Parents' Bootracks, published in the 2005-6 Stanford Alpine Club Journal. It is about a few of my climbs during the Summer 2006 that paralleled climbs my parents had done over 25 years previous.
A multinomial regression analysis to determine if there is any definable numerical relationship between "Peaks," "Mounts," and "Mountains." Also includes interesting applications, such as quantifying the "strength" of a summit's type and asking if Mt. St. Helens is still a Mount.
Disclaimer: Climbing is dangerous. So is driving, biking, crossing the street, using a blender, and eating McDonalds. By accessing this website and the information provided, you agree to hold Steph unaccountable for all the hours you spend armchair mountaineering.